City of Miami’s first-ever Pride festival coming to Wynwood

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SWARM and the Wynwood Business Improvement District (BID) have announced the City of Miami’s first-ever Pride celebration, Wynwood Pride, set to take place in June, National LGBTQ Pride month.

Wynwood Pride will include a range of neighborhood activations from panels on LGBTQ issues, film screenings, new mural installations, and more throughout June. The month-long celebration will culminate with the Wynwood Pride Music Festival, June 21-23, showcasing local and international LGBTQ talent.

Festivalgoers can look forward to a live concert series featuring: international headliner, drag-pop superstar Pabllo Vittar, Aja, Dorian Electra, DJ Citizen Jane, and Carmen Carrera as host — with more talent being announced throughout the month.

Additional programming includes drag shows, lip-synching battles, late-night deejays, large-scale art installations, voguing competitions and more. Inspired by the quality and richness of the Coachella Festival, they are positioning Wynwood Pride Music Festival as Miami’s “Queerchella”!

The event will feature a non-profit community village, spotlighting the festival’s non-profit partners focused on work for LGBTQ youth, justice, and health. The organization’s activations will include HIV testing, counseling information, wardrobe donations, family space, safe space, and more.

The Wynwood Pride Music Festival will take place at the Wynwood Marketplace, located at 2250 NW Second Ave. and is open free to the public.

Following are the dates and times for the festival: Friday, June 21, 4 p.m.-3 a.m.; Saturday, June 22, noon-3 a.m., and Sunday, June 23, noon-10 p.m.

Key festival features and events include:
• Live music concert featuring international and local talent;
• Community Outreach Village;
• National (RuPaul’s Drag Race) and local drag performances (Wygwood and more);
• Family Zone (Drag Queen Story Hour, face-painting, games, and more);
• LBT (Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans) “Women’s Programming;”
• Large scale art and fashion installations;
• Drag brunch;
• Voguing competition;
• Film/theatre showcases, and
• Wellness activations.

“SWARM is thrilled to back the first-ever Wynwood Pride. It’s more than time for the cultural center of Miami to celebrate some of its most vibrant citizens and to do so in one of the most multicultural cities in America during Pride month is just perfect,” said SWARM CEO Tony Albelo.

“The Wynwood BID is proud to partner with SWARM in bringing the City of Miami’s first-ever Pride festival to Wynwood, honoring the LGBTQ community and adding to the BID’s diverse lineup of cultural programming,” said Albert Garcia, Wynwood BID Board vice chair. “We encourage the South Florida community to attend the numerous events during Wynwood Pride that will spotlight the contributions of the LGBTQ community in June.”

Wynwood Pride events will be held in June at various venues throughout the Wynwood Arts District to help inform, unite, and raise awareness of the LGBTQ resources, artists, and activists dedicated to improving our community’s lives. The Wynwood Pride Music Festival is produced by SWARM, in partnership with the Wynwood BID.

To RSVP for free admission and to learn more about Wynwood Pride Music Festival and Wynwood Pride’s monthlong schedule of events, visit WynwoodPride.com.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. A whole month to celebrate 12 million people in the U.S. who are homosexual or bi-sexual. How about a whole year celebrating 308 million people in the U.S. who are heterosexual.

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